The Central Organization Trade Union (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli yesterday accused Deputy President William Ruto of undermining President Uhuru Kenyatta and usurping his mandate.
Atwoli who joined other Kenyan leaders in condemning the attack against the President said it was not only against African culture but also the worst form of disrespect.
He warned that if the government will not act first, chaos are likely to erupt in the country.
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Speaking at his Ildamat home in Kajiado County, the Secretary-General urged Deputy President William Ruto to go slow on his attacks against the Head of State.
''We have heard the Deputy President said that he will not attack President Uhuru Kenyatta directly, but the people who are abusing the Head of State are his foot soldiers, then what's the difference?” posed a furious Atwoli.
The Secretary-General called on NCIC to move with speed against Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ngeno and all the other leaders engaging in hate speech and endangering the cohesion of the nation.
He called upon other leaders to refrain from insults and abusive language irrespective of their political sides ahead of the 2022 elections.
''This behavior shows very well that William Ruto is not likely to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, we are very intelligent, and we know very well that he is working behind the scenes to attack Uhuru,'' said Atwoli.
"Mama Ngina Kenyatta is not only a senior citizen by age but also the founding mother and First Lady of Kenya. She should be respected just like all mothers of this country,'' he added.
The Secretary General alleged that the DP was working day and night to tarnish the good work done by President Kenyatta, yet he is also in the same government.
''We will not allow Ruto and his foot soldiers to disrespect the president, he should also be arrested and arraigned in a court of law,'' Atwoli said.